RIP : Chinese LLLL .CN #domain slaughterhouse

It’s not only the LLLL .com “Chinese premium” domain market that has crashed, but its .CN counterpart as well. Even though the LLLL .com market peaked years ago, the Chinese domain traders continued to move money into LLLL .CN, perhaps in an effort to replicate the international success of “Chinese chips” in the .COM TLD. […]

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WW.com : Premium two letter #domain sold via Escrow.com

The ultra-premium, two letter domain WW.com has been sold, and the transaction took place via the Escrow.com Concierge service. Registered in 1990, WW.com was in the hands of Chinese domain investors for several years, and it was brokered for sale, according to this capture via DomainTools: The new owners are located in Hong Kong, and […]

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Bad #domain letters? Two letter gem AR .com heads to #China

When it comes down to LL .com domains, letter quality is irrelevant, even to the Chinese. China’s companies and investors have been gobbling up domain after domain in the two letter .com namespace. Domain investor, George Kirikos, keeps track of that ultra premium domain namespace, meticulously indexing the Chinese ownership percentage, that definitely is on […]

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Chinese #domain market report : The year of the top dog

China’s domain market has evolved into a complex market place that often follows guidelines issued by the Chinese government; we call this the “Communist Capitalism” model. No longer focused on the so-called “Chinese letters” only, domain investors from China have become apt in targeting a variety of domain genres. The quintessential, core investment vehicles remain: […]

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Final #Chinese #domain market report of 2017, as “Year of the Dog” lies ahead

It’s the final Chinese domain market report of the year, as we’re bidding farewell to 2017. China’s domain aftermarket for “coinage” domains, such as LLL.com and LLLL.com, remained relatively healthy, having survived a crappy 2016. Domain investors moved some liquidity to cryptocurrencies, giving the short domain market a much needed correction. No longer in $2,500 […]

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ZB .com : Multi-million dollar #domain used as #crypto exchange platform

Two letter .com domains can fetch millions of dollars, and ZB.com consists of letters that are of exceptional grade to the Chinese. Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, keeps track of the percentage of LL .com domains in the hands of Chinese registrants; meanwhile, US-based registrants own 338 LL .com domains, or exactly 50% of all […]

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Domain flippers? Chinese domainers upset over Rick Schwartz’s statement

A group of Chinese domainers from the Guangzhou province in China are upset with Rick Schwartz. The reason: The Domain King’s recent statement about exclusive traders of numeric, or letter domains not really being “domainers.” Said Rick via Twitter earlier today: Not all #Domainers are really Domainers. Those that focus ONLY on number #Domains or […]

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Two letter domain UB.com lands on China’s shores after 31 years

Two letter .com domain, UB.com, has changed hands and is now in the possession of a Chinese registrant. Previously owned by Ultimate Bet poker, this LL .com domain is one of the oldest in existence, with a registration date in 1986. It’s very rare to see such an old two letter .com domain, or old […]

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Chinese domain market report : No more VPN access in China

The Chinese government wants its citizens to play nice, and refrain from using virtual private networks (VPN) to access forbidden content. VPNs allow the bypassing of China’s “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas web sites. With that in mind, Apple was ordered to remove VPN apps from its store, and the 15th biggest […]

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Global Domain Summit 2017 : Sedo gets gold during Chinese domain conference

GDS 2017, the Global Domain Summit, takes place in Xiamen, China, between July 7th and 9th. The Chinese conference is co-organized by Verisign, Godaddy, AliCloud, Baidu Cloud, eName and Bizcn. Global Domain Summit is the largest and the most influential global domain name industry event in China, according to the organizers. Last year, it attracted […]

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New six percent tax in China : Domains are now “intangible assets”

On July 1st, China introduced a 6% tax levy on domain names, and this is good news. Some might wonder, how would an act of “Communist Capitalism” such as this be “good news” for the Chinese domain investors? Very simple. According to this chart sheet in Chinese, domain name sales are categorized as “Sales of […]

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Two letter domains : HH.com sold to the Chinese

Another day, another premium two letter .com domain headed to China. HH.com moved away from Hecker Law and into the hands of one of China’s biggest investors of such domains, 62.com. Domain investor, George Kirikos, noticed the change and remarked about the latest stats involving LL .com domains: “By my count, Chinese registrants own 166 […]

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